Camp – Diabetes Education & Camping Association

Camp

    The Barton Center for Diabetes Education

    Office at PO Box 356, 30 Ennis Road, North Oxford, MA 01537-0356

    508-987-2056

    The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc. is dedicated to children who live with type 1 diabetes and the people who care for them. Our programs offer fun, recreation, diabetes education, and support. Programs include the Clara Barton resident camp for girls in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin resident camp for boys in Charlton, MA; a one-week coed resident program held at Clara Barton Camp, coed Day Camps in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York; coed Adventure Programs; coed Vermont Overnight Camp; and year-round programs including family programs. Days are filled with sports activities, swimming, arts and crafts, talent shows, campfires, combined dances for the two resident camps, diabetes education game shows, boating, hiking, and so much more. Children share the triumphs and tribulations of living with diabetes, and they no longer feel different or alone. Many campers return year after year. The staff includes a team of health care professionals. Our well-trained, hardworking counselors serve as wonderful role models, as most have type 1 diabetes themselves and were Barton campers when they were younger. The deep friendships our campers make with each other last a lifetime.

    Upcoming The Barton Center for Diabetes Education Programs

    Wizarding World of Camp

    • Dates: February 17, 2023 to February 20, 2023
    • Audience: Families
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Location Address, North Oxford, MA US

    Coed, Ages 6-16 -- Get ready for a magical weekend at camp. You will be sorted into houses upon arrival as you spend your time at camp competing for the House Cup. Try your hand at potions, divinations, and more. Have a rousing game of Quidditch and even create some magic with your own wand designed at camp. This event will be full of house spirit, magical creatures, and more. 

    Springtime Family/Caregiver Camp

    • Dates: March 10, 2023 to March 12, 2023
    • Audience: Families
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Location Address, North Oxford, MA US

    Calling all families and caregivers! We know diabetes impacts the entire family. Attend as an entire family or send your child with aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors, or others who are helping to care for your child in your home or theirs. This weekend will include education geared towards the beginner but also sessions for those more experienced in diabetes management. Hear from other families, staff who have diabetes, and trained professionals who will answer your questions. Optional games and fun for all ages from sports to cookie bake-offs.

    Color Wars Weekend

    • Dates: April 14, 2023 to April 16, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Location Address, North Oxford, MA US

    Coed, Ages 6-16 -- Join us for a weekend of fun team competition—a camper favorite during the summer. Each camper will be given their team color before arriving so they can pack appropriate colored attire. Teams will meet Friday night to harness their team spirit and start creating their team cheers and strategy. Color Wars will continue throughout the weekend with many fun activities with a few shades of education splattered in. As the teams conclude activities on Sunday, each team will be presented with a special treat that will capture their overall team performance.

    Barton Open House

    • Dates: June 04, 2023 to June 04, 2023
    • Audience: Families
    • Program Type: Camp Activity - One Day
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Location Address, North Oxford, MA US

    1 to 4 p.m. -- Join us at Clara Barton Camp (also the Day Camp location for Worcester program) in North Oxford or Camp Joslin in Charlton for a tour of the facilities and see firsthand what camp is all about. You will have the opportunity to meet with year-round staff, summer counselors, and members of our medical teams. You will see where your child will be sleeping, eating, and tour the facilities. Bring your camper, family, and friends to get a sense of camp life and fun. Please register your camper to attend. Refreshments will be provided. PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND.

    Clara Barton Camp & Camp Joslin Coed Week

    • Dates: June 25, 2023 to July 01, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Location Address, North Oxford, MA US

    Session 1, Coed, Ages 6-16

    Bridge Weekend A (must be attending 1 to 2/2a)

    • Dates: July 01, 2023 to July 02, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin 2a

    • Dates: July 02, 2023 to July 08, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    One Week Session, Ages 6-16; Clara Barton Camp (girls) in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin (boys) in Charlton, MA

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin Session 2

    • Dates: July 02, 2023 to July 15, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes

    2 week sessions, Ages 6-16; Clara Barton Camp (girls) in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin (boys) in Charlton, MA

    Rainbow Club

    • Dates: July 03, 2023 to July 07, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multiple Days
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Greenwich, CT

    Ages 5-15, Greenwich, CT

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin 2b

    • Dates: July 09, 2023 to July 15, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    One Week Session, Ages 6-16; Clara Barton Camp (girls) in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin (boys) in Charlton, MA

    Bridge Weekend B (must be attending 2/2b to 3/3a)

    • Dates: July 15, 2023 to July 16, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin

    New England & New York Adventure

    • Dates: July 15, 2023 to July 24, 2023
    • Audience: Teen
    • Program Type: Adventure Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Location Address, North Oxford, MA US

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin Session 3

    • Dates: July 16, 2023 to July 29, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin 3a

    • Dates: July 16, 2023 to July 22, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    One Week Session, Ages 6-16; Clara Barton Camp (girls) in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin (boys) in Charlton, MA

    Worcester Day Camp

    • Dates: July 17, 2023 to July 21, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multiple Days
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Location Address, North Oxford, MA US

    Ages 5-15

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin 3b

    • Dates: July 23, 2023 to July 29, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    One Week Session, Ages 6-16; Clara Barton Camp (girls) in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin (boys) in Charlton, MA

    Bridge Weekend C (must be attending 3/3b to 4/4a)

    • Dates: July 29, 2023 to July 30, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin 4a

    • Dates: July 30, 2023 to August 05, 2023
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    One Week Session, Ages 6-16; Clara Barton Camp (girls) in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin (boys) in Charlton, MA

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin 4

    • Dates: July 30, 2023 to August 12, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    Two week session, Ages 6-16; Clara Barton Camp (girls) in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin (boys) in Charlton, MA

    Long Island Day Camp

    • Dates: July 31, 2023 to August 04, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Day Camp - Multiple Days
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: Old Westbury, NY

    Ages 5-15 -- Old Westbury, NY

    Clara Barton Camp/Camp Joslin 4b

    • Dates: August 06, 2023 to August 12, 2023
    • Audience: Youth
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: MA

    One Week Session, Ages 6-16; Clara Barton Camp (girls) in North Oxford, MA; Camp Joslin (boys) in Charlton, MA

    The Barton Center - Vermont Overnight Camp

    • Dates: August 13, 2023 to August 18, 2023
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 diabetes
    • Location: South Hero, VT US

    Coed, Ages 6-16